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Last edited on 2018-02-27 09:30:51 by AidanAnderson
The memex was unique for its time in that it not only allowed people to upload and/or download information, but it also allowed for editing of that information, which is the most essential part of a wiki. Memex is often looked at as the basis for the world wide web, but it could easily be looked at as the basis for wikis as well, providing the framework for a system which would allow for linking, editing, and sharing to one large central database. You could look at memex itself as the wiki as a whole, with the the links and filmstrips becoming the pages and hyperlinks within. Anyone either viewing, uploading, or editing would become a contributor in some way, shape, or form, with the work they completed being saved on filmstrips. When Vannevar Bush first came up with the idea for memex, the technology that he had available simply wasn't advanced enough for him to be able to fully realize the potential of his machine. But with much of the internet, especially wikis, being built off of the ideas that he laid out, it's entirely possible to make the assumption that wikis are the full realization of what he intended in the first place. -[[AidanAnderson]]

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